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actually comes. the obama, for obama. here, it starts with a name. margaret conley, abc news, obama city, japan. >> and the word obama translates to little beach. >> little beach, he sadly will not be visiting on this trip. >> yeah. >> maybe next time. >>> stay w >> just moments away on good morning, washington, traffic for trivers and will a water main break turn an already big friday rush into a longer one? >> and a nor'easter funds to coast with heavy rains and high winds. we are on storm watch this morning. >> and president obama arrives to another country and makes a tribute to the service penn. captioned by the national captioning institute -- www.ncicap.org -- >> good friday morning washington, i'm doug mckelway. >> and i'm alison starling, good morning, everybody. we have made it to friday morning. traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> this could be a difficult one on the beltway. >> brian? >> we're looking at some rough gos along the area because of leftover wet pavement and gusty winds. today the rain is less intense. light in nature but off and on roughout day. it will
post reported that said the obama administration plans to propose that the u.s. transportation department take over safety regulation on the nation's subways and the light rail systems. administration officials are responding to a brolin -- growing number of collisions, including the deadly crash on the metro red line last june. virginia will express no lger expects delays on the fredericksburg line today. it said last week that signal will likely push the schedule behind, but the work went faster than expected. the natchez and fredericksburg lines will operate on normal schedule today. >> if president obama is in sign on the third leg of its four nation -- his four nation tour of asia. destocking tsvangirai this morning where he held a town hall meeting with chinese university students, pledging to work with china does all global, economic, and security problems. the president says he is still deciding on a war strategy in afghanistan. secretary of state to hillary clinton says the u.s. need more accountability from the country before sending in more aid. she said the primar
for corzine would not look good for president obama. another race to watch is in new york. the republican dropped out of the race overthe weekend. she tossed her support behind bill owens, the democratic opponent. there also a dozen local elections throughout the metro region. for complete results, stay with abc 7 and news channel 8. >>> there was apparently a murder suicide involving two teenagers. this happened in triangle. one 17-year-old girl lived at the home. the girl's father found the bodies around 5:00 p.m. yesterday in an upstairs bedroom. >>> police are searching for two men connection with a shooting at gold's gym. the man approached a man and try to rob him. he was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. one of the suspects is described as black with a tear drop tattoo >>> > some house fires are being looked at in upper marlboro. it took firefighters 30 minutes to bring it under control. we're told no one was home at the time. in montgomery county, nearly two dozen pets died in a house fire in rockville. the blaze started in the basement and spread. five adu
. >>> there will be a memorial at fort hood today. president obama and the first lady will be there and will meet with the families of these victims. the suspected shooter, major nidal hasan, is all wake and talking. he will be tried in a military court. investigators believe he acted alone. >>> president obama is said to be close to deciding on a war strategy in afghanistan. he will approve most of the 40,000 additional troops requested. mr. obama meets with his war council again tomorrow and leaves for asia on thursday. the white house says there will probably not be an announcement on this until he gets back. >>> senators are looking into the safety lapses at metro. nce spring, metro officials have barred independent monitors from walking the tracks. metro says it has been a misunderstanding and that monitors have always been allowed to approach the tracks if there are accompanied by safety escorts. >>> major changes for same-sex marriages. the changes will include a provision that will make it easier for churches to participate in gay weddings and receptions. it would eliminate domestic partn
are trying to block the measure. >>> president obama is back on his way to the white house. he thanks troops for their service. before that, he met with the south korean president. they're trying to get north korea to get rid of their nuclear weapons. >>> hamid karzai will be inaugurated for a second term today. hillary clinton is in afghanistan to show u.s. support. hamid karzai it is under pressure to clean up his act. mrs. clinton warned in the future aid depends on his performance. it is also a factor in whether president obama will boost troop levels there. >>> new details about the upcoming pentagon review. robert gates is expected to announce today that his chosen a former senior defense official to head the probe. that is the word this morning. gates once a short-term report filed by a longer, more extensive study. >>> a virginia hunter is facing charges after he fired at college students he mistook for deer. jessica goode shot in the chest and killed. another was shot in the hand. they were collecting frogs for a biology class. jason faces three charges including manslaughter. he is
room as the president, mrs. obama and the indian prime minister it is not clear whether either of them actually met the president. >> the secret service said the president was never in danger. the salahi's are candidates for bravo's show the real housewives of washington. in fact, they have had some cameras following them already. >> matt, thank you very much. in other news now we are learning more about president obama's war strategy for afghanistan. ahead of his announcement next week, the president will address the nation tuesday. he is expected to send 30,000 more troops to afghanistan to join the 68,000 already there. lawmakers plan to hold a hearing on the strategy the day after he makes that speech. police are investigating a home invasion that ended with a shooting in parking lot. police say a man returned to his home on crestwood drive and found two men in his home who were wearing ski masks. the suscts took off and shots were fired. the man was taken to the hospital and treated then released. >> 59-year-old james bea was electrocuted yesterday at the scene of the break onakle
paralyzed. he was shot after taking part in that attack. >> and president o'bama plans to announce his afghanistan strategy. robert gibbs has the information he wants and needs it's said. on whether to commit tens of thousands of new forces to afghanistan. military officials and others expect mr. o'bama to settle on a middle ground option involving up to 35,000 force,. two southern provinces are under a -- gloria arroyo made an emergency declaration after gunmen kild at least 24 people in an attack on an election caravan. they intercepted political supporters and journalists who were on their way to file election papers. >> at 5:06 this morning will it be mya donny or kelly? "dancing with the stars" will crown another champion tonight. ♪ >> and singer maya who is from maryland, by the way, is the front run tore win to get perfect score for her pass dobe lei and leads the pack. fan favorite donny osmond the second favorite and then kelly osbourne is in third place. we'll see who gets in there. tonight beginning at 9:00 right here on abc 7. fun finale. >> a lot of folks watching that t
on the ellipse, 10,000 tickets are now available online. it will be open until friday night. >> president obama and arne duncan will travel to wisconsin today to talk about school reform. they will meet with a group of elementary school students. >>> republican victories in two gubernatorial victories could mean trouble for the white house. >> mike allen joins us now for a closer look at election day 2009. we're talking about predictions of polls. it looks like it turned out the way we thought. >> it did. republicans turned out strongly and they had friends this time. they have the independentwho powered obama but io office. as the president looks ahead, he will have a harder time twisting arms of democrats from swing areas, conservative areas. there will say, i do not want to happen to me what happened yesterday. >> obama took virginia last year. now 17% -- we're talking about a 25% swing. >> we need a word beyond "landslide." and how independence moved the candidates and they got a majority of independence in new jersey and virginia. the numbers that tells the story of the election is in the
. >>> president obama continues his visit to china. he is getting ready to attend a state dinner. he met with the president of china and discussed the economy and climate change. the president's express thankfulness to china for their help with the investment of our economy. >>> people who died from the fort hood shootings will be buried at arlington cemetery. one lieutenant colonel will be maburied on monday. >>> army will determine if they missed signs. the chief of staff is forming an investigative panel. the army will focus on major nidal hasan's 6 years at walter reed medical center. he worked there before being transferred to fort hood in july. >>> they will focus on transit safety nationwide. the national transportation safety board will bring in safety oversight groups from around the country to highlight their safety methods. it will hold hearings in february and there will be a final hearing on the cause of the crash. >>> a new government task force is going against decades of the advice on mammograms. the task force says most women in their 40's do not need mammograms. they sh
the love of a former stripper. they have been involved in a bitter custody dispute. >>> president obama is on his way to korea. he will meet with the president of south korea and later today. they're expected to hold long talks about north korea's clear program. he wrapped up his trip to beijing earlier today with some sightseeing at the great wall of china. >>> support for the afghanistan war is flipping. a new poll found 52% of americans feel the war is not worth the cost. 44% see it as worth fighting. 55% are confident the president will choose a strate that will work. >>> vincent gray is the target of an ethics probe. he used council stationery to solicit a $20,000 contribution from comcast. he was trying to raise money to help pay for democratic party activities. d.c. law imposes a $5,000 limit on such contributions. he said he did not view the letter as a political solicitation. >>> the institute for highway safety picked 19 cars as its top safety picks. ford leads the pack. foreign car builders subaru and volkswagen had five awards each. the entire list is something you can find
obama is going back to the drawing board on a war strategy in afghanistan. he has decided not to accept any of notfour options. he is asking for specifics on how and when u.s. troops would turn over security. the u.s. ambassador is are voicing concerns about sending in more troops. >>> the president leaves for asia today. it will begin in tokyo and includes stops in china and south korea. the president will first stop in alaska to meet with troops there. >>> will have more details into the fort hood shooting today. we're learning more about the alleged shooter. doctors overseeing his medical concern raised concerns about his views. it ordered him to attend lectures. they are looking into whether he wired money into pakistan. he made more than $90,000 a year yet lives in a $350 a month rundown apartment. >>> it was a big night for taylor swift. she won the top crown. she beat out big names to when the entertainer of the year. she is the youngest to hold that title. she is the first solo female in a decade to win that award. she walked away with four awards including music video of the ye
to the troops and it is especially poignant for those with loved on overseas. the messening president obama sent their way. >> the president personally called 10 service men and women stationed around the word to say thank you. >> we keep in our thoughts and prayers those marking thanksgiving with an empty seat. >> overseas in afghanistan these marines gave thanks to their own that more troops are on the way. >> it really does say what the united states is trying to do for these people and saying we're here to support you. >> defense officials say a marine by thatian will likely be the first unit to arrive under the president's new plan. >> they are trained and ready to do that. >> but there was also food and fun for troops who reconstructed the macy's thanksgiving day parade complete with the santa clause and sent back this hood wish. abc 7 news. >> meanwhile this morning we have details about how the first family celebrated thanksgiving at the white house. about 50 friends and family members joined the o'bpaaas on the men knew, turkey, ham, oyster stuffing, mashed potatoes and green bean casse
on saturday. republicans are pledging to stop the measure from passing congress. president obama is pushing the senate to act before the end of the year. >>> there will be a provision for states to choose whether to participate in any government run health care option. bob mcdonnell says if given the option, the commonwealth will opt out. >> a i think with n/a $1.2 trillion price tag, taking from medicare, that it will ultimately increase costs. >> virginia voted 7-4 against the entire health care bill. maryland voted 6-2 in favor of the bill. >>> the capitol hill christmas tree will arrive at the end of the month. it was cut down over the weekend in arizona. it was placed on a huge truck. it will go on a statewide tour before arriving in d.c. on november 30. >> come and gone before you know it. >> with such warm weather this weekend. hard to believe we're talking about christmas trees. >>> it has been 20 years since the east and west reunited. we will look back at the anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. >> there is a new way to get around some of the bumper to bumper gridlock. >> i
obama and the first credit attended an emotional farewell yesterday. >> we pay tribute to 13 men and women who were not able to escape the horror of war, even at home. >> he placed a commander in chief. at the moral of each fallen soldier. he met privately with each victim's family. >>> friends and family members are mourning the loss of a marine from union bridge. charles cartwright had been based at camp pendleton. people in union bridge are saying they're having a hard time coping with their grief. pressed to lose one of your own, you take it personally. it is devastating. >> it hurts everybody. pay our a pride and joy. >> he was the son of the assistant fire chief. flags are flying at half staff. >>> a wreath laying ceremony will take place at 11:00 at arlington cemetery. the president and first lady are scheduled to attend. >>> still ahead, that soccer fight between two women is an online hit, but some experts say it is a raging case of sexism. we will tell you why. >> there is a new way to pay at the parking meters. >>> 5:00 time on this rainy wednesday morning. your traffi
the plan. president obama will visit capitol hill tomorrow to make another pitch on health care legislation. the bill is expected to go to a floor vote on saturday. >>> an investigation is under way after a police officer hit and killed a pedestrian. the victim was struck by the officer's cruiser last night. maryland state line. the victim's identity has not yet been released. >>> baseball's most famous team isnce again its best. >> the yankees are back on top. world champions for the 27th time. >> the new york yankees beat philadelphia 7-3 to take the world series. the only needed one man last night, the man the call godzilla. hideki matsui drove in six of the seven runs and was named series mvp. >> and they are a dynasty. they have been the team through the generations. >>> 44 degrees. >> a costly commute. dulles toll rates will almost double next year. >> it has to be made this way for the foreseeable future. >> the h1n1 monopoly. one company has a monopoly on a crucial treatment. one company has a monopoly on a crucial treatment. >>> 5:10 a.m. on this thursday morning. we're live in chi
. but a giant step forward; towards president forwar obama'l of health care reform. >> the important thing is that some of the amendments will pass. >> there were two democrats and an independent that will not support a final bill unless it addresses their concerns. >> my vote today should not be construed as an indication of how i might vote. >> i am opposed to a government administered health care plan as a part of comprehensive health insurance reform. >> we don't want to force insurance companies that h -- it wants to force insurance companies to give coverage to someone with a pre-existing condition. but this would extend health care to 31 million americans. republicans will not support the current bill. >> this bill is a disaster for our country. president obama said it would not add to the deficit. it will. he said no one would lose their health care, but they will. >> senators will return on november 30 to get to the debate going. it could last until christmas. possibly longer. >> we are falling of a developing story out of northwest d.c. . police had reports of a man inside a hom
elevated chicagos profile in a failed olympic bid. after backing barack obama for president, she got emotional in grant park over the election. >> this happened because we do this. >> her net worth is estimated at $2.7 billion. more than two decades after its premiere, her show attracts over 7 million viewers each day. important point here, a statement from the production company hands her career is far from over and that she may start up new talk-show on her own network which is set to debut in 2011. we will know more today after today's taping. you can watch it right here on abc 7 right here at 4:00. >> thank you. >>> the time now is 5:33. police are trying to find out who attacked a woman along a bike pelt at sligo creek trail in takoma maryland. this happened at 5:00 yesterday on a path that runs below the carol avenue bridge. a woman in her 20's was jogging when she was attacked. she was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover. police >>> have charged one man and are looking for another in the murder of a popular liquor store owner. andres lopez was arrested yesterday. po
of the deaths resulted from multiple shootings. >>> president obama called the shootings a horrific outburst of violence. the president will visit soldiers this afternoon. this is his first visit to walter reed as president. the visit was scheduled before the shooting at fort hood. team coverage continues. we will have more local reaction. then we will go live to the military for the latest developments. >>> the commute should be much smoother in montgomery county. engineers have fixed the computer glitch. it caused a miss timing of trfic lights causing gridlock. engineers reestablished in connection with the computer system. buses will offer free rides today. >>> 41 degrees. >> will jobless rates jump? wall street and main streets away the reports. corpse will tell you what the transit system is fighting a pay raise. >> i am live in old town this morning work is currently 41 degrees but much cooler elsewhere. we will talk numbers and a warming trend. ( sighs ) ( music throughout ) hey bets, can i borrow a quarter? sure, still not dry? i'm trying to shrink them. i lost weight and now some cl
for governor of new jersey. president obama hit the democratic trail for jon corzine who is up against chris christie. a core desizine could be embarrg for the white house. >>> the president has asked the top generals for more options for troop levels. they are considering sending a smaller number than the 40,000 troops that have been requested. the election in afghanistan could affect the level of troops. hamid karzai was a thieis esseny handed another term when abdullah abdullah dropped out of the race. the administrations said they are prepared to work with hamid karzai. >>> police are searching for it sexual predator who attacked three teenage girls who were trick-or-treating. this happened in dale city. a man with a gun approached the girls and force them into a wooded area. he allegedly sexually assaulted two of the girls. >>> a second georgetown university student was the subject of a hate crime. police say prior to the attack, the man said, are you a homo? the student was taken to the hospital with injuries. last week, someone was attacked. >>> we turn to the swine flu outbreak. shor
$1 million a year for every additional soldier. >>> q obama administration plans to launch new steps to battle the foreclosure crisis. what mortgage companies to do more to help people stay in their homes. the want to increase the rate for these loans. mortgage firm's lagging in that area will be named. >>> fairfax and loudoun counties are considering adding a tax on restaurant meals. people will be willing to pay more when dining out to avoid cuts for schools and parks. these include arlington and falls church that already have this meal tax. a neew law banning smoking takes effect tomorrow. smoking rooms wil be a allowable under this ban. >>> 5:37. we have 55 degrees in rosslyn. >> tiger woods in his own words. he calls his wife courageous after his car crashed and why he canceled another meeting with police. >> for shoppers who do not want to wait on line, you can go online today. i will love more on cyber monday coming up. >> brian and lisa will have a check on the back to work weather forecast and how the trfic looks. (dial-up modem) remember when connections to the internet sou
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